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OpenCity Weekly Review

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Here’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we bring you tips on hacking public space, incredible photos of the new Bay Bridge construction and videos that will inspire you to take the bus.

  • Hacking public space 
  • Next City walks the reader through the process in which Park(ing) Day scaled up from the transformation of a single parking space to a global initiative. More surprising is the response from local government to embrace tactical urbanism and reject “life-sucking”  red tape. (via Next City)
  • Infrastructure eye candy
  • Joseph Blum, a 73 year old photographer from San Francisco captures the construction of San Francisco – Oakland Bay Bridge in this stunning and dizzying photo series.  (via City Lab)
  • Taking the bus is cool
  • These ridiculous but amusing commercials promote public transit by making taking the bus look cool. From a singing flashmob to the grumpy old driver these videos should perk up your Friday. (via Copenhagenize)

Photo by  Ejaz Asl from Flickr CC

 

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